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    :: Thursday, May 10, 2007 ::

    Congress examines definition of worker - By Laura Onstot, Seattle Times
    In Washington state, that means he's in business for himself and may not qualify for workers' compensation or unemployment if he is injured or laid off.

    But Valencio said he found himself being told when to work, what to do and whom to work for — much like an employee.

    He told his story Tuesday at a Joint House subcommittee hearing in Washington chaired by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle. The hearing explored the issue of independent contractors who are treated like employees.
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